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Monthly Archives: December 2012
There seems to be a disturbing tendency towards misinformation in the pro-life movement. At best, this might be the result of inadequate education about the relevant facts: facts about fertility, conception, contraception, pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, their effects on women, and … Continue reading
December 28th is the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Some propose that this minor feastday should be observed with a focus on unborn infants who die as a result of abortion. This year, in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook … Continue reading
Today is Gaudete Sunday, which is this blog’s name day, as I wrote last year. Gaudete means “rejoice.” Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel! But in light of Friday’s tragic events, how do we rejoice? Why … Continue reading
(I had such fun with my final exam that I thought I’d post it here. Click on the diagrams to open them in a new window, then zoom in so you can see them better, or print them and connect … Continue reading
Check out the theological Star Trek humor over at Exploring Our Matrix.
I was struck by our beautiful first reading at Mass this weekend. I heard the statement that it was from Baruch, but then was surprised because it sounded so much like deutero-Isaiah… except, not quite somehow. Isaiah is incredibly poetic … Continue reading
I’m working on my final exam for early church history today, and it is such a neat exam! We pick one of the general areas covered in the class — I picked Christology — and then we are to create … Continue reading
Sarah Coakley writes from a theological perspective on the current state of affairs in the Anglican church involving women priests (allowed) and women bishops (still not allowed due to the squeakingly narrow defeat of a recent vote). She pulls no … Continue reading
The image of the church, or the soul, as the Bride of Christ is a longstanding one in Christian theology, and can be seen as complementary to the image of the church as the Body of Christ. The traditional reading … Continue reading